Florida Citrus Bowl Games '09

International Drive Resort Area Welcomes Thousands of Fans
for Orlando’s Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest
December 28, 2009 - January 1, 2010!
 
The world’s # 1 tourist destination will once again be the focus of the entire country as International Drive is the site for the five day Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest beginning December 28, 2009 leading up to two Florida Citrus Sports Bowl games December 29, 2009 and January 1, 2010.
 
The International Drive Improvement District is a premiere sponsor with Florida Citrus Sports for the event-packed week. More than 100,000 fans are expected to join in the festivities during the Champs Sports Bowl when Wisconsin plays Miami at 8 p.m. on December 29, 2009 and for the Capital One Bowl when LSU plays Penn State at 1 p.m. on January 1, 2010.
 
Both games are played at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in downtown Orlando, the only city to annually host two top 10 bowl games in the same week. The Champs Sports Bowl will be televised nationally on ESPN and the Capital One Bowl will be televised nationally on ABC. For ticket information, visit www.fcsports.com.
 
A central Florida tradition, the Spherion Orlando Citrus parade will take place at 11 a.m. on Dec. 30 in downtown Orlando. The parade features the signature citrus floats, marching bands and cheerleaders from both teams, high school marching bands from across the nation, celebrity hosts and grand marshals, and much more! Curbside seating is free while grandstand tickets may be purchased for $21 from any Ticketmaster outlet, on-line at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. For more information, visit www.orlandocitrusparade.com.
 
Visitors are invited to bring the entire family to the International Drive Resort Area for a fun-packed week of activities leading up to the big games. All Bowl-A-Palooza Fanfest events will take place at Pointe Orlando with more than 40 unique stores, great restaurants, nightlife and entertainment. Florida Citrus Sports will have a merchandise store on the first level that will sell team merchandise, Champs Sports Bowl and Capital One Bowl patches and discounted Universal tickets. Bowl-A-Palooza FanFest on I-Drive event schedule is daily 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Monday, December 28 - Thursday, December 31, 2009.
 
Bowl fans can make a day out of Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest on International Drive at Pointe Orlando with something fun for the whole family including live music, interactive games, inflatables, and pep rallies for the Champs Sports Bowl and Capital One Bowl, plus many more attractions! A wide selection of food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission to designated Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest areas is free all week long for Bowl Patch holders. Bowl Patches available for purchase for just $10 on-site as well as at www.ticketmaster.com or www.FCSports.com.
 
Additional Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest I-Drive events include:
 
Champs Sports Bowl Pep Rally
Monday, December 28, 2009
5:00 PM ACC & 5:45 PM Big Ten
Bowl-A-Palooza FanFest on International Drive/Pointe Orlando Free with Bowl Patch (Bowl Patch available for purchase on-site) ACC and Big Ten fans are invited to come out and cheer for their team at the official pep rally of the Champs Sports Bowl. Get excited for the big game with the marching band, cheerleaders and head coaches!
 
Capital One Bowl Pep Rally
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
5:00 PM Big Ten & 5:45 PM SEC
Bowl-A-Palooza FanFest on International Drive/Pointe Orlando Free with Bowl Patch (Bowl Patch available for purchase on-site) Big Ten and SEC fans are invited to come out and cheer for your team at the official pep rally of the Capital One Bowl. Get excited for the big game with the marching band, cheerleaders and head coaches!
 
The Official Capital One Bowl New Year’s Eve Party
Thursday, December 31, 2009
ALL DAY
Universal Orlando Resort Enjoy a day at either Universal Studios or Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme parks. Buy one-day/one-park ticket for $59, one-day/two-park ticket for $76, and two-day/two-park tickets for $85 at www.FCSports.com, Bowl-a-Palooza FanFest, each team hotel and at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium Box Office. This offer is not available for purchase at Universal Orlando Resort theme park front gates. Tickets are valid in either of the two parks from Dec. 26, 2009-Jan. 4, 2010. Advance purchase only.
 
Check back at www.internationaldriveorlando.com for FanFest events that are open to the public and visit www.bowlapalooza.com.
 
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